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The Matrix Reviews

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March 11, 2008
The paranoid details of the premise are thoroughly worked out; the characters and motives, much less so.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 15, 2008
The Matrix is fun, and while it may confuse you first time around, a second viewing is really required to get the full 'entertainment' value out of it.
July 14, 2007
There is no denying that fact that the Wachowski Brothers have amazing imagination and vision. They direct the film with non-stop style and imbue each scene with enough eye-candy to make you stop noticing the gaping plot holes and lapses in logic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 5, 2007
A must-see among genre fans, especially guys in their teens and 20s, for whom the script's pretentious mumbo-jumbo of undergraduate mythology, religious mysticism and technobabble could even be a plus rather than a dramatic liability.
June 5, 2007
There's not much humor to keep it all life-size, and by the final stretch it's become bloated, mechanical, and tiresome.
May 26, 2006
An inventive science fiction idea that rivals the brilliant thinking behind such movies from last year as Dark City and The Truman Show.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 9, 2006
Another slice of overlong, high concept hokum.
December 31, 2005
It's incredible.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
December 6, 2005
If you're curious where the next generation of auteurs is coming from, look in the art houses and look in The Matrix.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
December 2, 2005
As Morpheus says, "The Matrix is everywhere."
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 5, 2005
All I can say is wow.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 9, 2005
A tighter, cleaner story could only have helped The Matrix become one of the greats of its genre. I still like it a bunch.
March 22, 2005
'The Matrix grabs you by the eyeballs, hypnotizes you into a state of visual ecstasy, and doesn't much care if your brain is following or not.'
Full Review| Original Score: 4/5
December 6, 2004
A wild ride, and worth the ticket price if only for the first-rate special effects. There's enough visionary work here to hold your attention for all 130 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 31, 2004
A terrifically entertaining and satisfying production.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
November 17, 2003
This film is triumph of style over substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
May 20, 2003
The problem with The Matrix is that the enormously talented Wachowski brothers think their playful premise has metaphysical implications.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
May 14, 2003
The most influential action movie since Star Wars.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 7, 2003
The story is so smart and full of surprises, you may begin to wonder what the Super Mario Brothers would have been like if they had used their brains to save the day.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 2, 2003
The Matrix is a super-dupper sci-fi thriller that reveals the human imagination as a saving force in the universe.
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